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Active Shooter: What You Can Do
This web-based training course provides guidance to non-law enforcement personnel so that they can be better prepared to respond to an active shooter situation.

Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT)
The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) has partnered with Texas State University to fund its ALERRT initiative for campus, school, local, and tribal law enforcement nationwide. ALERRT Active Shooter Response training is specifically designed to provide law enforcement agencies with training to effectively and safely respond to active shooter events—and help save lives.

Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC)
BJA NTTAC serves as a major source of justice-related training and technical assistance information and resources, and offers specialized assistance on matters related to crime and the justice field.

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC)
The FLETC was created to train federal law enforcement officers on a variety of topics, including active shooter situations. There is also an on-site office that represents state, local, and international law enforcement personnel.

Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.)
The G.R.E.A.T. program provides classroom instruction for school-aged children and a wide range of community-based activities that result in the necessary life skills and a sense of competency, usefulness, and personal empowerment that are needed to avoid involvement in youth violence and criminal activity.

International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP): School Safety Online Trainings
IACP and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention have launched a series of four introductory-level online school safety trainings. The trainings - “Assessing School Safety,” “Forming Your Safe School Planning Team,” “Preparing for a School Crisis” and “Responding to a School Crisis” - provide guidance on creating or enhancing school safety and crisis response plans.

National Resource Center on School-Justice Partnerships (NRC-SJP)
With funding from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges created the NRC-SJP to serve as a one-stop-shop for jurisdictions seeking training and technical assistance to support implementation and sustainability of multidisciplinary initiatives to achieve positive school discipline reforms and reduce the school to juvenile justice pathway.